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Why is a third of food wasted worldwide?

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, NV

Nearly one-third of all the food that is produced in the world never gets eaten. By some estimates, we waste 30 million tons of food in the U.S. and 1.3 billion metric tons worldwide every year. All this waste has huge economic, environmental, and social costs. Ned Spang, an assistant professor in the Department of

Attraction and Relationships

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, NV

Paul Eastwick’s research investigates how people initiate romantic relationships and the psychological mechanisms that help romantic partners to remain committed and attached. One of his research programs examines how the qualities that people say are critically important to them in a romantic partner—their ideal partner preferences—direct romantic partner selection and retention. He is also interested in

Science Speaks Series: Managing water during California’s wild changes in climate

Granlibakken, Tahoe City 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA

Jeffrey Mount is a senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center. He is an emeritus professor of earth and planetary sciences and founding director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Over the past ten years California has experienced wild swings in climate, with two record warm/dry three year periods

Science Speaks Series: The Last Ice Area, with Dr. Warwick Vincent

Granlibakken, Tahoe City 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA

Radio Canada International (December 2, 2020) - In a recent commentary published in the journal Science, they report that the northern edge of the Canadian Arctic archipelago and Greenland is where the world’s oldest and thickest ice is found. They also say it will be the last refuge for ice-dependent species. The commentary was titled, “Witnessing

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Webinar: Sub-hallucinogenic Doses of Psychedelics May Offer New Treatments for Depression, Related Disorders

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David Olson, an assistant professor in the UC Davis departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, is investigating whether sub-hallucinogenic doses of psychedelic compounds like LSD and dimethyltryptamine could lead to new treatments for depression, anxiety and related disorders without the unwanted hallucinogenic effects. Read more here. Registration information coming soon.

A Lifetime of Science at Lake Tahoe

Granlibakken, Tahoe City 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA

With Brant Allen, UC Davis TERC Field Station Manager/Boat Captain/Lead Research Diver, TERC will present a discussion on the history of Brant Allen's work in Lake Tahoe. Allen, long time researcher at Lake Tahoe, will present photos and reminiscences from his three decades of studying Lake Tahoe’s clarity, productivity, and food web changes. Recently, Tahoe’s

TERC Circ(umnavigation) of Lake Tahoe

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, NV

Registration coming soon! Join the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center to Circumnavigate Lake Tahoe for Science and Scott Fitzgerrell. This kayaking event, TERC CIRC 3, will take place over seven days, starting Monday, June 19 and concluding Sunday, June 25. Many people have paddled Tahoe’s shores, but this event is unique. In addition to

2023 State of the Lake Report

Granlibakken, Tahoe City 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA

The Tahoe State of the Lake report informs nonscientists about important factors affecting the health of Lake Tahoe and provides the scientific underpinnings for restoration and management decisions within the Lake Tahoe Basin. The 2023 report summarizes data collected during 2022 in the context of the long-term record of research at Lake Tahoe. UC Davis researchers

The High Sierra: A Love Story

Granlibakken, Tahoe City 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer.  He is the author of about twenty books, including the internationally bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently Red Moon, New York 2140, and The Ministry for the Future.  He was part of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program in 1995 and 2016, and a featured